Khabib Defeats Justin Gaethje to Unify UFC Lightweight Belt Then Announces Retirement from UFC!
By Carlos Costa
Sun, 25 Oct 2020
Russian UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov retained his title stopping American interim champ Justin Gaethje of Colorado in the 2nd round of their battle today at Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Khabib's victory was a perfectly executed technical submission done by a triangle choke that put Justin to sleep for a little while.
Time was 1:34 in round 2. After coming back to his senses, the American warrior was perfectly okay.
After his win, an emotional Khabib announced his retirement from fighting. "This has been my last fight," said the amazing Russian, who revealed that his retirement from the sport is a promised that he has made to his mother.
"It's because I can not fight without my father," said the 32 year-old Khabib born in Dagestan.
Khabib's dad and coach, Abdulmanap, died of Covid-19 3 and a half months ago.
Before leaving the octagon, Khabib had nice words about his opponent Justin. "I love you brother," Khabib said.
With tears in his eyes, probably the best UFC fighter in history, have left the sport that made him famous and admired, the sport that he has loved.
Khabib retires as undisputed UFC lightweight (155 pound) champion with an unbelievable perfect record of 29-0, one of the greatest careers in mixed martial arts.
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